Pooh, I'll miss you--and am seriously considering following your lead, for the reasons hchutch and you have cited.
Then please at least do it with some dignity and spare us the opus.
Please don't. Debate cuts both ways. There's a reason FR doesn't ban a lot of ppl even if we think they deserve it at times. We are a million times better than other sites (including the one that must not be named) because we don't censor opinions willy nilly.
Can somebody please post the pic of the "Aw, geez, not this shit again" guy????
Likewise. I'm considering the same...seriously. I have challenged a few lately and even wrote to the mods. The discourse has become deeply personal and judgemental. I have other things to with my time than to be challenged in such a way. I never want scripture - chapter and verse - thrown at me in judgement. I simply don't and won't accept it. Some decent FReepers have had to endure a lot, lately.
But seriously, I completely understand, even if I'm not quite ready to follow you out the door. The opportunities for rational, reasonable discourse and disagreement without being disagreeable are few and far between lately, which is why I don't post nearly as often as I used to. There's only a handful of folks around here, maybe a couple dozen, who I can count on for intelligent, informative and witty conversation and friendly banter, and you and Catspaw are two of them. I've learned a lot from both of you. Unfortunately, it's harder to find the wheat for all the chaff.
Kooks, wackos, nutburgers, hatemongers, racists, Pharisees, godless God-hating heathens, tin-foily grassy-knollster General Rippers and other assorted dangerously unbalanced screeching harpies and loons abound around here these days.